Recapping Week 1 of Dancing with the Stars Season 30 (2021)

By Anthony Haage in Entertainment
| September 21, 2021 12:08 pm PDT

Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars has officially begun and it was amazing.

So many new dancers this year had great debuts, a good majority of them without a dancing background. There weren’t any dancers that would be an obvious choice for the first elimination next week.

The first episode is typically the roughest one, as the dancers have the least amount of dance experience and they gradually get better as the show goes on. But since everyone was so good already, it makes the eliminations very intense and there could be some upsets going forward.

If you missed out on the first episode, join me for my week one Dancing with the Stars season 30 review.

Who Had the Best Debut?

18-year-old Olympian Suni Lee had an amazing debut with a high score of 28 out of 40.

She is partnered with Sasha Farber and her athleticism was on display in her debut. She said she doesn’t know how to dance from her clip when she met her partner. She clearly knows how to dance and is a fast learner, which makes her a major threat to win the show.

Lee has been taking over the world ever since winning gold in the Olympics and she is continuing it on Dancing With the Stars.

Another great debut was the final performance.

JoJo Siwa and her partner Jenna Johnson scored the highest out of any other pair with a score of 29 out of 40.

The first ever same sex dancing couple made an amazing debut and proved any doubters wrong.

They look to be a real threat to win this year and JoJo had a great debut with their quickstep dance.

Who Had the Worst Debut?

Martin Kove is doing something not a lot of 75-year-olds could do, but sadly his score does not come close to his age.

He had the worst score out of any dance pair with a lowly 13 out of 40. The next lowest score was 8 points higher with Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach with 21.

The Karate Kid star had a big “performance” rather than a dance which is probably the only thing he can handle. He probably won’t last very long as the other dancers have a hefty lead over him already.

It is unlikely that he will score very high as he can’t really move quickly. He is the heavy favorite to be eliminated at the first chance.

Biggest Surprises from Week 1

Who would have thought The Miz would have done as well as he did?

The pro wrestler had a very nice debut (24 out of 40 score) when a lot of people thought he was a bottom feeder coming into the show. He and Witney Carson had great chemistry and he was able to prove himself to be a good enough dancer to stay at least a couple more weeks.

Amanda Kloots had an emotional and powerful performance after talking about losing her husband due to COVID-19 complications.

She came out with a very good score after her first performance with 28 out of 40, which is tied for second highest with Suni Lee and Sasha Farber.

The talk show host proved herself to be a capable dancer and had a great debut performance.

What We Learned from Week 1 of DWTS

One thing is for sure after Week 1, this is going to be a great season.

There are so many great dancers who look to have so much potential for this season.

This could get interesting way sooner than we expected and there could be some tight finishes in the coming weeks.

Week 1 is probably the hardest for a lot of dancers since it is their debut on the dance floor. But, so many dancers had a great debut performance and they looked to already have some talent.

There is so much star power in the latest season and there is so much to be excited about moving forward.

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